Azzedine Alaia told WWD yesterday that
"Anna (Wintour) has snubbed my work for fifteen years. She behaves like a dictator and everyone is terrified of her... but I’m not scared of her or anyone.”
As for all the gowns he designed, he made sure weren't worn to the 2009 Gala: he is planning on loaning them out for editorials.
I love him so much. After all, he is "a totally important designer." This is good ol' Cher in Clueless. She had the right appreciation for Alaia, even at gun point.